Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

4.2
255 reviews
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Caribbean
Caribbean cuisine prepared in an exhibition kitchen makes Amatista Cookhouse an instantly
inviting option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Daily 1:15PM - 4:15PM

What 255 People Are Saying
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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Belmonte out does himself yet again! Great menu, great food. If you are staying on Universal property, it’s a must try.

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Arturo was excellent! We had a food allergy in our party and he did a great job finding an alternative for our daughter. Really solid experience overall!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast buffet, great selection. Clean. Superb service. Beautiful ambiance and views.

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MJ
New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife &I were dining for our anniversary while visiting Universal-Orlando. Food was excellent and service was great. There was a very minor delay in our appetizers however the manager gave us a bottle of wine given it was our anniversary. We were both very thankful even though it was not necessary. Will definitely go back next time we are in Orlando!

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time eating here, I LOVE \IT!

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for meet for my wife’s birthday. The waiter, Henry we had was exceptional. Recommended different meals as the meal progressed. And everything was exceptional. The plate presentation was great and ever sent out a piece of cake for my wife with balloons and 2 candy bars. How creative
Great job from all

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r
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dining experience. The food and service was amazing. We completely forgot our waitress name, but she went above and beyond to help us enjoy our experience.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic breakfast. Top notch quality food with outstanding service.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was great and the food was ok. We sat outside which smelled a bit like mildew. The food was way over priced but that’s Orlando.

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RB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Ambience was great and I was pleased with the lower noise level after being in so many noisy restaurants at Universal.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was extremely slow and the food came out like warm.

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually avoid resort dining. Amatista is a pleasant surprise, freshly prepared food and variety of healthy options. Thank you Siham and the entire team for great service! See you next time!

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IP
Houston
127 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We closed the deal!!
Great day
Great drinks

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EB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Being from the Caribbean, I have very high standards for restaurants which have Caribbean food listed as a main headliner. Amatista did not disappoint. The food was delightful, I had a steak with Chimichurri sauce and the empanadas. My wife had the crab cakes and the Mojo chicken. We both enjoyed the food , ambiance, and service. Our Server Henry was awesome. Very attentive and everything came out at just the right time. He also provided great conversation and humor as he spoke to us throughout the evening. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking to dine on Caribbean cuisine on a date or just to have some good food with friends.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Costs are high for what you get. Decor was nice and spacious.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Me and my family ate their twice during a recent stay at the hotel. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the food at dinner and breakfast was only passable. Beautiful location but very loud because of all the hard surfaces.

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CS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Once we were seated at our table we were not greated by our server for 20 minutes. Once our order was placed we were told the kitchen was short on staff and that our breakfast would not arrive for 25 more minutes. Once the food arrived nothing was cooked to order or how we asked.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Paul from Philadelphia was our waiter and he provided amazing service

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Perth / WA
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service nice breakfast good selection

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MM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience for dinner at Amatista. Very friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Our waiter Adrian was top notch, very knowledgeable and on the spot. Food was perfectly cooked - we had the salmon and scallops. Recommended!

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

K Johnson was great she was polite and help us even with me being picky. She gave me suggestions and always check on us.

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VG
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought balloons to the table!! Food was great too

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DA
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food was good
We had breakfast brunch smorgasbord, the temperature of the food was good. They even accommodated special dietary restrictions.
Worth the money for both adults and children.

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C
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Parents & kids enjoyed

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server went above and beyond for our Anniversary and brought us champagne and balloons and chocolate!

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AJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Extremely slow service. Also we had a reservation and were seated well past the time. Tons of empty tables and overworked wait staff.

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, good ambiance
I liked very much and the whole experience

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SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a nice buffet and entertainment for the kids at New Year’s Eve

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NL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had their NYE dinner buffet. Food was good. Only thing was if you didn’t like seafood, which we don’t there weren’ttoo many options. There was ALOT of seafood. Entertainment for the kids was great, characters, balloon animal artists and face painting. Price was expensive but that’s expected for NYE.

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C
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It must have been an off night. Seated promptly but took over ten minutes for waitress to acknowledge our family of 5. Manager came over on his own accord and apologized and offer two complimentary appetizers but they never came. Food came but fish sandwiches were missing condiments and waitress was a ghost. Had to ask for water and then ice, she brought one glass, then we had to ask again for the rest of us. Manager stopped by and apologized for no shown appetizers and brought us 4 desserts. Waitress brought dessert plates after we were done. Manager was very apologetic and gave a 50% discount. The manager was very pleasant and embarrassed. Overall Food was ok but pricey.

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant in site of hotel we stayed at. It was convenient and food was great. Clean and inviting decor. Friendly and professional staff.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!!. Great food, wonderful friendly service, and clean wonderful ambiance. Will def come back here to eat again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Drinks were good. Appetizers good. Steak tough. Chicken pot pie horrible no jerk flavor. Tacos had chewy beef.


Desserts chocolate cake dry and the dark chocolate tasted old. Flan. So ahhhhh

Second time there this was worse than first but wanted to try.

Won’t be a third

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j
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 12th anniversary dinner. I would recommend the cookhouse, to anyone. The service was excellent, the prix fix menu was well balanced. Our cocktails were well made. Servers were very knowledgeable and friendly, and attentive.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! All of the food was terrific and the service was phenomenal! Their rotisserie chicken was delicious and their chicken soup was the best I have ever had! I highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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M
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Service from Leandro was exceptional. Appetisers were excellent, timing off slightly for entrees.......but overall a lovely experience having dinner with friends.
Will look forward to eating here again in March.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tasty but overpriced food. Friendly service but slow.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner, server was very attentive food was good not great. The appetizers were good but the entrees were lacking in flavor. 2 mornings latter we decided to go back for breakfast. Total disappointment. There were few patrons at the restaurant we ordered breakfast, the waiter kept saying a few more minutes, after 30 minutes I spoke to the manager, our food showed up. It was cold. We were not happy so they didn't ask us to pay for our meal. but we will be going back there again.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner for two celebrating my husbands birthday before attending Blue Man Group. Lovely setting, delicious food and friendly staff. Caribbean style cooking and freshly prepared dishes. Thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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C
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The wait staff is excellent. If he's there...ask for Adam's section...super nice and professional and excellent server! The multiple times we ate here our experience was it takes FOREVER for the kitchen to get the food out. This is not a quick experience. If you need to get in and out in a reasonable amount of time, ditch ordering off the menu to save money and do the buffet. Also we had one lunch where the kitchen either delivered something different than what the menu said or they forgot ingredients in the dish.

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